The Vols lost an offensive line commitment – and the best name in the 2016 recruiting class – when Brodarious Hamm decommitted from Tennessee and named Auburn his leader on Sunday, according to a report from 247Sports.
Hamm’s commitment to Tennessee lasted less than two months after he pledged to the Vols on April 25th, right before the Orange and White Game. The 6-foot-5, 320-pound guard/tackle from Griffin, Ga., is ranked as high as a four-star prospect by Scout.com and is a three star, according to 247Sports and Rivals.
Hamm’s departure leaves the Vols with just one offensive lineman, Ryan Johnson, committed in the 2016 class – a class that is expected to have three or four O-linemen in it after Tennessee took five in the 2015 class.
The Vols hosted Johnson’s high school teammate and four-star offensive tackle Bryce Mathews for Orange Carpet Day on Saturday. Landon Dickerson, Jauan Williams and Devin Cochran are among the other offensive tackles the Vols have offered and are pursuing in the 2016 class.
Tennessee now has 11 commitments in the 2016 class, which is ranked No. 21 in the nation, according to the 247Sports Composite as of Sunday evening.